SMC vs. Trine
Belles Downed by Thunder
ANGOLA, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team fell in both games of an MIAA doubleheader to Trine by 3-2 and 14-2 scores on Thursday.
In what would be a tightly played game one, the Belles opened up the top of the first inning with a pair of runs. With two outs gone and Hayley Bojorquez and Chrissy Porter on base, Callie Selner laced a double to center field to plate the pair and put Saint Mary's up 2-0.
Trine plated an unearned run in the bottom half of the second to halve the Belles' lead. Two innings later, the Thunder scored back-to-back runs on a sacrifice fly and a single for what would be the game-winning hit.
The Belles had a pair of opportunities to knot the score in the final two innings. In the sixth inning, Bojorquez was hit by a pitch to start the inning and moved into scoring position on a sacrifice by Porter. Bojorquez would not advance farther than second, however, as the Belles had a pair of ground outs to end the scoring threat. In the team's last at bats, Kelli Spurlock led off with a single, but then was doubled up on a popped up sacrifice attempt.
In game two, Trine plated one run in the top of the second and five in the third for a quick 6-0 lead.
Saint Mary's responded in the bottom of the third with a pair of runs. Lauren Enayati went the other way with a single to the left side of the infield with one out. Two batters later, the Belles would get runners on the corners when Bojorquez reached on an error by the Thunder third baseman. Enayati scored on a passed ball, which also allowed Bojorquez to get into scoring position. Selner then drove a ball to left field, which was misplayed and allowed Bojorquez to score from second for the Belles' second run.
Trine, however, added another run in the top of the fourth and seven in the top of the sixth to take a 14-2 win in six innings.
Callie Selner shouldered the game one loss, allowing two earned runs on six hits with a pair of strikeouts in six innings of work. Monica Palicki was dealt the game two loss, surrendering five earned runs in two-plus innings in the circle before being relieved by Selner.
Lauren Enayati had a hit in each game and scored a run with a walk to lead the Belles. Kate Mitchell, Morgan Bedan, Callie Selner, and Kelli Spurlock each had a hit on the day while Hayley Bojorquez scored twice.
The Belles (10-7, 0-4 MIAA) will look to break through for their first MIAA wins in a big way when they travel to undefeated #13 Adrian for a league doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.